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Over the next two weeks in preparation for Easter we are providing a reading guide to help you Draw near to God:

The Days before the Death and Resurrection of Jesus

The arrival of the baby Jesus was a big deal. The arrival of the Messiah, the Savior, was anticipated for centuries. It was predicted by numerous prophets. It is one of the highlights of the Christian calendar. But Jesus’ arrival had an end target in mind. It was not to set Himself as the King as people expected. It was not to usher in His kingdom as the people expected. His goal in arriving was to die. Sounds strange, but it’s true. Death was His target because He planned to take on the sins of the world with His death. He was more concerned with providing the forgiveness of sins with His blood than collecting the few righteous for His monarchy. But most people didn’t anticipate His death. Even when He told them about it, they just couldn’t connect the dots. I invite you to read closely the final actions and words of the Messiah, the Savior of our sins, before His targeted goal of His death, burial, and amazing resurrection.

March 30 – Mark 8:27-9:13, 9:30-32, 10:32-45 – Jesus foretells His death and resurrection

March 31 – John 11 – Jesus resurrects Lazarus

April 1  – John 12:1-11 – Mary wipes the feet of Jesus with perfume and oil

April 2 – Matthew 21; Mark 11; Luke 19:28-20:8; John 12:12-50; – Triumphal entry into Jerusalem and entry into the temple

April 3 – Matthew 22:1-26:5 – Jesus’ final parables and teachings at the temple before Passover meal

April 4 – Mark 12-13 – Jesus’ final parables and teachings at the temple before Passover meal

Holy Week

Traditionally this is called Holy Week. Holy Week traditionally begins with the triumphal entry of Jesus on Palm Sunday, the Sunday before Easter Sunday. However, we already talked about that (it was about 5 days before the Passover and if we hold to Thursday being the Passover with which Jesus had His last supper then the entry would be Saturday). The point is: don’t get tripped up on the timing of events. For example, traditional Holy Week includes “Maundy Thursday” which is the night Jesus had His last supper, washed the disciples feet, and gave the instructions for communion. Traditional Holy Week includes “Good Friday” when Jesus dies on the cross at 3 pm. Some would question the timing by asking how could Jesus die on Friday and rise 3 days later on Sunday? The math doesn’t seem to line up. However, there could be some logical explanations for all of this. But these readings are not about that. They are more about discovering the heart of God. For this reading, we also end on Silent Saturday rather than with the Resurrection Sunday. That is because I want you to embrace the seriousness of His death and then I want you to get to a local church to hear and celebrate the Risen Lord on Sunday. Then and there you can shout: “He is Risen!”

April 6 – Luke 20:9-21L38 – Jesus’ final parables and teachings at the temple before Passover meal

April 7 – Matthew 26:6-35; Mark 14:1-31 – Passover meal, final words to His followers

April 8 – Luke 22:1-39; John 13-17 – Passover meal, final words to His followers

April 9 – Matthew 26:36-75; Mark 14:32-72; Luke 22:39-62; John 18:1-12 – Garden prayers and betrayal

April 10 – “Good Friday” – Matthew 27;  Mark 15; Luke 22:63-23:56; John 18:13-19:42 – Jesus’ trials and crucifixion

April 11 – Day of Silence – Nothing is recorded in Scripture. Jesus is dead. He has not yet risen

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“And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.”
– Colossians 3:15-16 ESV

Choose the “path less traveled” as an endless adventure.

Mountains and hills may obscure our vision, but knowing that God goes before us produces confidence and joyful expectation.

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9:45 am Sunday School
11:00 am Worship

Sunday Nights

6:45 pm Men’s Bible study at Carolina Fine Foods in Simpsonville

Wednesday Nights

AWANA (3K-6th Grade)
Youth (7th-12th Grade)

6:00 pm for dinner
6:30 pm AWANA and Youth *

6:30 pm Adult bible study in the Sanctuary
7:30 pm Choir in the Sanctuary

* Youth Programs follow the Greenville County school schedule.

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Dear Church Members and Guests,

All services and activities have been canceled beginning Wednesday, March 18 through Sunday, March 29, 2020 at Unity Baptist Church.  Our leadership team is actively working to develop a plan to continue to minister during this difficult time.  Our plan is to provide worship via live streaming through our webpage UBC-Online.com for the next two Sundays. 

Thank you for your patience during these trying times.  Let us respond by being in prayer for our community, State, Nation and world.

May the peace of Christ be with you and may His light shine upon you during these times of uncertainty.

Unity Baptist Leadership